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Do you think 21 is old enough to become a member of Parliament?

Friday, March 30
“Currently I am 21 years old. I can’t imagine myself as a Member of Parliament. I do not have enough experience and knowledge to take part in [governance].”
Rezo, MA student, 21

“This statement does not mean that all who are 21 should be in Parliament. There is nothing to be alarmed about, however I think that a man should be at least 25 years old to be a Parliament member. Thus my response is more no than yes.”
Giorgi, Employed, 25

“I am against it. Members of Parliament should have experience in law creation, or experience in some concrete field for what he will contribute in the law creation process.”
Natia, Facilitator, 33

“I think it is not normal to make inexperienced youth eligible for Parliament. But I am not surprised at all. If we have young ministers, why shouldn’t we have young MPs? Maybe they will make high school students eligible also?
Irina, Dentist, 38

“That is ridiculous… Indeed, a 21 year old person is too young to become a Member of Parliament. For what does it merit?”
Ilia, Diplomat, 30

“I think a 21-year-old person can hardly make choices in his everyday life, much less in the legislative body… Sometimes I feel as if our lawmakers are going out of their minds by making such silly laws, but that’s probably because the MPs are young even in the current Parliament.”
Mamuka, Lawyer, 27

“If we consider the fact that the youth are trendy and easily biased at this age, it would become a serious obstacle for the whole legislative sector. I mean, being a Member of Parliament is a serious responsibility and I doubt we will hardly have any objective laws.”
Elene, Teacher, 42

“I think the age limit should be at least 28. Parliament is not a kindergarten, and more mature people should be MPs.”
Sergo, Entrepreneur, 40